Professional Year FAQ's

Q) What is Professional Year Program?

A professional program is 44 weeks long training program. Students from Accounting, IT and Engineering can do professional year. This program helps students in getting practical working experience in Australian workplaces. Also this program helps students in improving their communication skills, helps them understanding of Australian workplace culture. It is also a great way for networking and securing jobs in the future. 

Q) How Long is the Professional Year?

Professional Year Programs are usually 44 weeks long. Students learns in class for 32 weeks. There is 12 weeks of mandatory internship students has to complete.

Q) Can I do Professional Year on Student visa?

To apply for Professional Year, a student must be either on 485 visa or on a Bridging visa and have applied for 485 visa.

Engineering Students can Professional Year on 476 visa also.

Q) How much Professional Year Cost?

Price for Accounting Professional Year starts from $3,400 if you apply through Opicka Consultant.

Price for IT Professional Year starts from $7,250 if you apply through Opicka Consultant.

Price for Engineering Professional Year starts from $14,000.

Q) Is it mandatory to do Professional Year?

Professional Year is not mandatory. But it gives you practical experience of working as a professional in Australia. Students also become eligible for 5 points for PR purpose if they complete Professional Year.

Q) How do I apply for Professional Year?

You can apply directly to Professional Year Providers. Or you can apply through Opicka Consultant to complete your Professional Year. If you apply through Opicka Consultant for your Professional year, you will only pay discounted fee. This is because Opicka Consultant has negotiated a commercial agreement with the Professional Year Provider.

Q) Can I do Professional Year on Bridging Visa?

Yes you can do Professional Year on Bridging Visa if you have already applied for 485 visa.

Engineering Students who have positive skill assessment and holding 476 visa can also apply for Professional Year.

Q) What is Professional Year in Accounting?

Accounting Professional year Program is 44 weeks long training program. There is 32 weeks of Classroom study and then 12 weeks of internship placement providing work experience in an approved Australian workplace.

Q) What is ACS Professional Year?

ACS Professional year Program is 44 weeks long training program. There is 32 weeks of Classroom study and then 12 weeks of internship placement providing work experience in an approved Australian workplace.

Q) How many ACS events I must attend during the professional year?

All Professional Year Students must attend a minimum of registered ACS event and accure a minimum of 6 CP hours.

Q) How can I increase my points for PR by doing Professional Year?

All students who complete Professional Year will get extra 5 points for PR. Professional Year helps in improving PR points for Australian migration.

Q) What do you learn from Professional Year?

Professional Year helps in improving communication skills, practical experience and knowledge of Australian workplace and culture.

Q) Is professional Year compulsory for students?

Professional year is not compulsory for students. But if you complete professional Year, it helps in getting 5 points for PR.

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